It’s been a busy week. We had one of our favourite visitors who needed to be loved to bits especially because she always leaves a little treat 🙂 There were many walks to be taken. We went to the dog park and the beach. We made new friends and met up with some old ones too. We did training. And despite all this busyness and exercise, Siddy keeps right on growing. He now weighs over 4 kg. He is becoming a ‘big boy’. We’ve been concentrating on trying to convince puppy that jumping, biting, licking and whining at every one who enters the house is not a good idea. Cries of “No, stop, cease, desist!” just weren’t working so we were forced to listen to the training experts and do the whole tuck hands away and ignore procedure. It worked remarkably well and Siddy has learnt to wait mostly patiently for whatever attention or activity is about to be offered. Life is slowly gaining some order I thought to myself smugly. Then Siddy surprised himself – and me most of all – when he discovered he could jump onto the lounge chairs. Once he was on a chair, things that once were safe became decidedly at risk
Orlando is cool with it all though. He has his trusty right hook and knows how to use it! Wap, wap wap!! We have head butts and nose touches and even a little leaning in for a nuzzle first thing in the morning. Puppy has lowered his energy and is calm and quiet [mostly] around the cat.
In the evenings I have been busy learning how to make knitted bunnies for a project I am working on. [Teaser: The project is a very long overdue secret gift for two blogger friends!] As this particular creative process wasn’t anywhere on my radar until it was suggested, my crocheted mandala is still on the back-burner – well off the stove altogether if I am honest – as Siddy found the beginning rounds I had made and disappeared with them under the sofa, where I eventually discovered them chewed to a felted, matted mess.
The suggestion and pattern link was sent to me by my new friend Gallivanta at Silkannthreades I got the germ of a good idea and another great blog to follow 🙂 Heaven! First I made this bunny as per the recipe
So cute huh? You just knit a square, run a few stitches and voila a bunny 🙂 But way too big for what I have in mind. I wondered if a crochet bunny would do it – so I made this one
Sorry about the very poor shot – Suffice to say it didn’t work. The crochet left too many gaps and the bunny was still too big – and anyway this is what happened to him
Next I made two much smaller bunnies and finally arrived where I wanted to be – Meet the little Hug Bunnies
I haven’t made pom-poms for many years, but it’s a bit like riding a bike and a happy hour was spent making bunny tails.
And finally, the second successful set – even smaller:
I’m quite pleased with them, they look really cute and are completely unsuitable for anything else except looking cute!
So that is step one of the project completed, the next bits should be quite straight forward. Stay tuned.
Thanks for coming by today, I love that you did! 🙂